Welcome to Elgin!
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of Illinois. Located roughly 35 miles northwest of Chicago, it lies along the Fox River. Early Elgin achieved fame for the butter and dairy goods it sold to the city of Chicago. Gail Borden established a condensed milk factory here in 1866, and the local library is named in his honor. The Elgin Watch Company factory employed three generations of Elginites from the late 19th to the mid 20th century, when it was the largest producer of fine watches in the United States and the operator of the largest watchmaking complex in the world. Today, the clocks at Chicago's Union Station still bear the Elgin name.
Map of Elgin, Illinois
Elgin has a long tradition of education and invention. Elgin is home to the Elgin Academy, the oldest coeducational, non-sectarian college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains. Elgin High School boasts five navy admirals, a Nobel Prize winner, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Tony Award winner, two Academy Award–winning producers, Olympic athletes and a General Motors CEO among its alumni. Elgin resident John Murphy invented the motorized streetsweeper in 1914 and later formed the Elgin Sweeper Corporation. Pioneering African-American chemist Lloyd Hall was an Elgin native, as was the legendary marketer and car stereo pioneer Earl "Madman" Muntz and Max Adler, founder of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, America's first planetarium.
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Saved Home Searches
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Current Elgin Home Prices
Here's a chart showing the median list and sale price for homes in Elgin, Illinois during the last 12 months. Like looking at charts? Check out our more in-depth page Current Home Prices in Elgin IL. This report is updated every month with the latest information.
Is Elgin a Buyers or Sellers Market
This chart shows the trending housing inventory in Elgin, Illinois. Anything between 3-6 months would be considered a stable market. Inventory below 3 months puts us in a sellers market where prices can rise and market times fall. Over 6 months and a buyers market takes over resulting in lower prices and longer market times.
Elgin Real Estate Videos
Now we gt to show off a little. Here's a YouTube playlist of homes that we've marketed in Elgin.
All Homes For Sale in Elgin
Did you know you can view EVERY home for sale in Northern Illinois right on our website? That's right, we show you every home regardless of who has it for sale. Not only that, we offer the most accurate and timely information. These homes are pulled directly from our local MLS system (the same one Realtors use) and is updated every few minutes.
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